'The Rock' and the director of 'Jumanji', together in an Amazon comedy

Dwayne Johnson to meet Jake Kasdan, the director of 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' (2017) and "Jumanji: The Next Level" (2019), in a Christmas-themed comedy on Amazon. The Hollywood Reporter magazine pointed out this Friday that this film, under the provisional title 'Red One', will be shot in 2022 with the intention of being released in 2023. The Hollywood Reporter points out that Johnson I could play Santa Claus in this new movie, although this is not confirmed yet.

Hiram Garcia, one of Johnson's regular producers and partners in his projects, created the story behind this headband about Christmas and that Chris Morgan will now be in charge of shaping the script. In Morgan's career, the script for 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw', the first "spin-off" (derivative film) of 'Fast & Furious', which featured Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as protagonists, stands out.

This film for Amazon will serve as a reunion for Johnson and Kasdan after the enormous success they obtained with him re-release of 'Jumanji' (nineteen ninety five). More than 20 years after that adventure title that Robin Williams led, 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' triumphed on the big screen, raising 962 million dollars from a budget of 90 million. Johnson was joined in the cast of this film by Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. With the same cast, the sequel 'Jumanji: The Next Level' also swept theaters with a revenue of $ 800 million from a budget of 125 million.

Johnson is one of the highest grossing actors in Hollywood in recent years. This year he presented 'Jungle Cruise' with Emily Blunt and still has a big premiere before the end of 2021: the Netflix movie 'Red Notice' with Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. Another highly anticipated project has been booked for July 2022: the film 'Black Adam' with which he will enter the world of DC Comics and Warner Bros. superheroes.


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